DrupalEasy Podcast 99: Cage Match

Jennifer Lampton (jenlampton) of Jeneration Web Development joins Ryan Price and Mike Anello to talk about the most-excellent new theme engine forthcoming in Drupal 8: twig. Jen tells us everything that’s wrong with theming in Drupal 7, and how twig in Drupal 8 will be like riding a pure white unicorn on candy-coated road across an aqua-blue sky so much better. WYSIWYG in core, microcopy, documentation, and some really good picks of the week are also covered in the last ever 2-digit DrupalEasy podcast!

Four Stories

  1. DrupalCon Sydney Twig presentation, Pixelmord’s twig sandbox.
  2. WYSIWYG in core.
  3. Big Trouble in Little Content: Planning for Reusable Microcopy blog post by Jeff Eaton (eaton).
  4. New Drupal Documentation leader: Lee Hunter. Dries’s announcement, Lee’s blog post.

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Thanks for mentioning Honeypot on the podcast this week!

-Jeff Geerling

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Sun, 02/24/2013 - 22:26

there's a comma at the end of the link so it doesn't work properly and show a 404

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 13:08

The statement made by Jen Lampton that it was not possible to do step-through debugging of template files using the PHPTemplate engine is incorrect. I have been doing exactly that for years using XDebug and my Komodo IDE (and other IDEs), all the way back to Drupal 5. I just set a breakpoint in my IDE at a <?php print; ?> line, enable the XDebug Helper extension (in FF and Chrome) and the code will stop there when processing the template file, just like it does in any other php file.

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 17:18

Thanks Jennifer Lampton. You explained an nice article. Twig is such a modern template engine for PHP. It is fast, secure and flexible and we can make a beautiful custom template by using it.

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Sat, 03/16/2013 - 04:45